Over the past four years the Festival has been delivered through workshops facilitated by leading Arts Council listed creatives, held in communities with community groups, school classes and libraries. Of course
we could not do this for the 2020 Festival so we moved the Festival 100% online. We invited you to enter our competitions on-line and you did.
We will launch details of the 2021 event programme shortly here are the 2021 Festival categories;
- Photography and video diary/ short film
- Creative writing
- Creative textiles
The Festival celebrates heritage and culture on our shorelines, inland waterways, rivers and maritime locations. Gathering individual and family memories and current day thoughts on their lives close to waterways anywhere. In 2020 people and groups interested in waterways, communities and individuals took part including the Lagan Navigation, Lough Neagh, Dublin Canal, Rivers Bann, Blackwater and Connswater with entries from UAS and Canada. Over 2,000 people took part. Now entering its 5th year, the Festival dates and programme will be lunched shortly.
If you need some inspiration check out the coverage of the Facebook Live Awards Event hosted by our beloved TV presenter John Daly and guests. Here is the programme and the event itself https://www.facebook.com/waterwaysstorymakingfestival